Children's Summer Reading Programs 2017
Let's build a better world! The Library is proud to present a full series of programs for kids up to 5th grade. Check out the list below for all of our ongoing programs, including Free Lunch and Spanish 4 Kids, and upcoming programs!
Seneca Zoo Mobile
Big or small, predator or prey, all animals have special adaptations to help themselves and their species survive. In this program, learn about what animals need to do to survive in their natural ranges and how their adaptations help them along the way! This program will be on July 10th at 1:30 PM. Registration is required.
Building & Construction Magic Show
The magic show, presented by professional magician Cris Johnson, will feature music, age appropriate humor, fun magic, audience participation, and more! The show is intended for children ages 4 - 12 and any fun-loving adults. Please register for this free show.
Quake & Make
Great news! Emily Boedo (an intern from Cornell University) is coming to do a free STEM program at our library on July 12th! The program is full of hands on activities and it is geared towards 6 to 10 year olds, but certainly older or younger children can attend. It's about Earthquakes (Quake) and Constructing Buildings (Make). The program starts at 2 PM, and registration is required.
Family Feud at the Library
Join us for a fun evening of Family Feud at the library, where two teams face off to name the most popular responses to survey questions. Every player wins and the winning teams play Fast Money for special prizes. Bring your family or friends (limit of 6 people per team) and play as a team or come as an individual or small group to be placed on a team. This program is open to all ages and will be on July 12th starting at 5 PM in the Community Room. We'll make sure the categories are answerable for everyone and that each person that wants to play gets a chance. Registration is required unless you want to come to watch instead of play.
Game Truck for Kids
The Game Truck is back! Kids can climb aboard the game truck and play virtually any game system they wish. Game expert Luis Mendez will be supervising the youth as they enjoy their gaming adventures! The Game Truck will open at 3:30 PM, and advance registration is appreciated.
Forest Friends Workshop
The workshop is an interactive story hour connecting a story book character to a stuffed animal! During the workshop on July 17, children are first read the story and introduced to the characters, and then bring the related plush character to life by hand stuffing it and wishing on a star. Workshops feature 15" plush pals each animal includes stuffing, rainbow wish star, birth certificate and a colorful reusable tote. The program will start at 1 PM and registration is required.
Kid's Free Lunch Program
Kids eat free during the summer! From July 10th to August 18th, stop by the Community Room between noon and 1 PM to get a free lunch, Monday-Friday.
Spanish 4 Kids!
Join us for a 30 minute program that is filled with singing, games, activities, and stories to make learning Spanish fun! This program is for kids aged 9 & younger. Please register with our online calendar.
Tuesdays with Tanya
Join Tanya every Tuesday for a different game or craft each week! Check out our online calendar to register for each program and check out that week's activity! Tuesdays with Tanya starts at 3 PM and lasts an hour, and will run weekly from July 11 to August 15.
Read & Rec
For children ages 9- 11 years old. This program is a book club with sport activities, which meets weekly at different parks located in Geneva. Each week as a group we read a few pages from the selected book for about 20-30 minutes, and each child has an opportunity to read a passage aloud. The selected book for this summer is Alien In My Pocket: Blast Off by Nate Ball. After reading, the Rec. Department staff provides sporting equipment for children to learn and play a game. Each week will be a different sport! If inclement weather the program will be held at the Geneva Recreation Complex located 666 South Exchange Street. Check out the location schedule and sign up for each event through our online calendar.